The Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament for 2009 is underway in London, England. Unfortunately, we will not be watching it on TV due to the last round of the U.S. Open Golf which is being played today.
The U.S.Open has been fraught with bad weather but they are coming down the finishing stretch now with the favorite, Phil Mikelson 1 back of the leader Lucas Glover.
Roger Federer is looking for his 15th major title at Wimbledon this year and a return to the #1 player in the world status. He is currently #2 behind Rafael Nadal. Nadal had to withdraw from Wimbledon due to his knee tendonitis so Roger has a very good chance to realize both of these dreams.
The birth of Federer and his wife, Mirka’s, first child is imminent but he had refused to say exactly when that will be.
Today Roger was given the honor of playing the first match on Centre Court, an honor which would have gone to Nadal had he been able to compete to defend his title.
Roger defeated Yen-Hsun Lu of China in straight sets. He still has to contend with Lleyton Hewitt and Nicolas Kiefer both of whom have beaten him on grass.
All of Britain is rooting for Scotland’s Andy Murray, of course, to bring the title back to England. Their last hope “our Tim” Henman has retired.
This year the staunchly traditional British tennis authorities have finally succumbed to pressure to have a roof at the tournament so play should be uninterrupted.
Television coverage will begin tomorrow but one an always access current scores online.
There are many avid golf and tennis players and watchers in Ajijic, Lake Chapala and this 3 week period of major golf and major tennis tournaments are sure to bring something for everyone.